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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Health, Patient & Family Support, Recreation & Sports, Sports

Mission: To provide progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities.

Programs: Recreation program - coordinate, promote and provide progressive sports opportunities for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities and their families. Major activities are in cycling, kayaking, water-skiing, rafting, snowboarding and skiing.

outreach program - create, implement and disperse information to the general public about adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities. Outreach presentation to people with physical disabilities provide information about recreational programs available. Information is disseminated through newsletters, websites and in person presentations to schools, community programs, parks and recreation departments, hospitals, rehab facilities and corporate entities.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Adaptive Adventures has created a product that is top notch in the industry offering incredible opportunities every year for thousands of people with disabilities to experience the thrill of participating in a variety of sporting activities. Their product and product delivery is unique, effective, loving, inclusive, and so much more.

Unfortunately, poor management by their Co-founder/former ED and hands off philosophy of their board has put them in a financial bind requiring cruel downsizing of critical staff and the cutting of programs that have made the difference for many people with disabilities as well as their family and friends.

The nepotistic nature of the board is one that needs to be considered when considering involvement of any kind. The process of putting a board member in a paid position (Executive Director) as well as the board president’s spouse being a paid staff member my just be the tip of an interesting organizational makeup.

I gave this organization 3 stars, 5 stars for programs and 1 star for leadership and administration – average of 3 stars. There is incredible potential for this young non-profit if the leadership can pull things together without dumping the foundation set in program presentation.

Review from Guidestar